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Jemima Kiss

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Head of Technology and Writer — The Guardian

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@SXSW: The peculiar Mark Zuckerberg keynote interview — Photo by michaelbrenner on Flickr. There was a lot of whooping and, I kid you not, some dancing in the aisles when Mark Zuckerberg walked into the auditorium at SXSW. It didn't last long.

iPhone 7 launch: key points from Apple's event — Apple is about to hold a launch event in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where it will unveil a new iPhone 7 for 2016, which is expected to have a faster processor, better cameras and - controversially - remove the headphone port.

Chromaroma: the makeover London commuting has been waiting for — The middle of a chaotic London Tube strike might not seem the best moment to launch an Oyster card travel game, but that's exactly what the team behind Chromaroma is doing today. On the plus side, gaining a few points for getting out a stop early - whether you'd planned to or not - might make London's infuriating public transport system seem a little more fun.

Facebook could face extra $5bn tax bill after US investigation — Facebook could be liable to pay between $3 to $5bn in extra US tax after an extensive investigation by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into the way the tech company transferred assets to Ireland. The tax agency has been exploring whether Facebook deliberately deployed complex financial processes designed to minimize the amount of US tax it paid.

Amazon Web Services booms as revenues hit $2.9bn in second quarter — Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud service division, has long provided the infrastructure for vast retail websites and plucky startups alike, from Netflix and Airbnb to Nasa and the Royal Opera House, but is now seen as the company's biggest driver of growth.

From virtual communities to real-life enterprises … How Kickstarter generated more than $5bn — The Fed Ex guy is always delivering intriguing parcels to Mini Museum's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, but he's never allowed to see what's inside. On Wednesday, it was something very cool from Norway, co-founder Jamie Grove explains - but he can't say any more.

Twitter pegging revenue hopes on $10bn live video market — Twitter reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since going public in 2013 as the company faces intensifying competition from fast-growing competitors such as Snapchat and Instagram. The microblogging service operator's shares plunged 10% in extended trading as revenue for the quarter fell short of analysts' estimates.

Culkin stars in Orange cinema ad — Macaulay Culkin is to appear in the next Orange Film Board cinema ad, with the Home Alone star styled as a death row inmate. The latest in the long-running Orange cinema campaign, created by the agency Mother London, features the fictional Orange Film Board executive Mr Dresden and his assistant Elliot persuading Culkin that his prison drama needs to be overhauled with some Home Alone slapstick.

Tesla has no plans to disable autopilot mode as third recent crash is revealed — Another accident involving Tesla's autopilot system has been reported, this time in Montana when a Model X veered off the road and hit a post. Early Sunday morning on a highway near Whitehall, a Tesla veered off to the right into a wooden guardrail, according to the Detroit Free Press, stopping the car before it left the road.

Tesla under investigation by SEC after fatal crash involving autopilot, report says — The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla failed to disclose to investors a lethal crash involving its autopilot technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, the SEC is scrutinizing whether the incident was "material" information that Tesla should have disclosed in a formal regulatory filing, though one source reportedly said the investigation may not lead to any kind of enforcement by the agency.
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Sep 26, 2016

RT @ddale8: I need a three-year nap before beginning this fact check

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RT @PabloTorre: You know, I think those white nationalists are really gonna be swayed by reason tonight

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@tomcoates I think it might be a strategy to encourage panic so that more people vote?!

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RT @MahirZeynalov: I am one of more than a hundred Turkish journalists whose verified accounts are withheld as part of Ankara's relentless…

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